- To account teachers with key aspects related to the Renaissance Drama and Jacobean tragedy in particular, with a focus on the sub-genre of the Revenge Tragedy
- To examine the ways the text establishes the dramatic conventions or agreements between audience/readers and the interpretation of text and its performance
- To analyse key passages in the text in order to explore the aspects related to plot, character and setting.
- To further explore the way relevant passages and their intrinsic characteristic in order to acquaint teachers with literary comprehensive and writing tools to fulfill the requirements typical of Paper 1 options, i.e., the general essay and text-based questions.
- To encourage teachers of AS/A Level Literature in English to deploy reading and writing strategies aimed at developing critical thinking and personal response with the literary extended essay in focus.
- Presentation of the historical, social and economic context of production of Modern English Drama, and the development of The Jacobean tragedy within the Renaissance period.
- Introduction to Middleton and Rowley’s collaborative work and their ideological shaping of the play, with an emphasis on its political influence during James I’s reign.
- The presentation of the key aspects of the revenge tragedy such as its concerns with the conflictive aspects of human nature and agency as a way of responding to the audience’s requirements for more realistic representations.
- Introduction to the main characteristics of Jacobean drama, and to the many sub-genre precedents of revenge drama, such as the blending of the revenge plot, the love and domestic drama, as well as the inclusion of grotesque modes of representation.
- Discussion of the play’s main themes, such as the disruption of social hierarchies, sexual politics, evidencing society’s concerns with gender issues and its anxieties about love, sexuality, women and madness.
- Analysis of key passages with the purpose of encouraging a critical reading of the play’s stylistic conventions, inherent in the display of disruptive dynamics at the level of plot, language, syntax and content.
- Introduction to the relevant aspects concerning James I’s foreign policy and the Spanish influence in Jacobean drama. Historical overview.
- introduction to key aspects of Jacobean theatre and its influence as public entertainment, as well as the role of the public dramatist.
- Study of key extracts in the play that foreground relevant generic, thematic and stylistic aspects so as to enforce reading and writing strategies
- Open debate and discussion in order to solve crucial issues related to essay writing skills, dealing with aspects of form and content with a focus on essay-type questions
This is one hour interactive webinar where all questions and queries will be addressed.
We will be using the online platform Zoom for our webinar sessions.
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Time: from 17.30 to 19.00